Billy Lee Haynes Sr.
Billy Lee Haynes Sr., 89, of Waycross died Wednesday morning (Sept. 23, 2015) at his residence after an extended illness.
He was born in Cairo, Ill., to the late Albert Nash Haynes and Christiana Seifert Haynes. He moved to Waycross at an early age and made Waycross his home for the majority of his life except for a few years living on Jekyll Island.
He worked as a machinist for Atlantic Coastline Railroad before his retirement in 1973 after 32 years of service. After his retirement from the railroad, he owned and operated Haynes Industries from 1973 until 1986, which specialized in boxcar repair.
He was a member of Central Baptist Church, where he served as superintendent of the Senior Adult Sunday School classes as long as his health permitted. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and was an accomplished woodworker.
He served in World War II and the occupation of Japan, in the South Pacific, in the 77th Infantry Division of the United States Army 307th Regiment 1st Battalion.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Amanda Lee Hanson, and a sister, Patsy Youmans.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Grace Thompson Haynes, of Waycross; four children, Christiana Hanson, Billy Lee Haynes Jr. (wife, Joy), Warren Nash Haynes (wife, Jeanette), Rebecca Diane Haynes, all of Waycross; six grandsons, Richard Perkins (wife, Nikki), Jeremy Nash Haynes (wife, Cameo), Billy “Trey” Haynes III, Robert Austin Haynes, Dalton Warren Haynes, Samuel Bryant Haynes; two great-grandchildren, Jonathan Haynes and Jackson Haynes; and numerous other relatives.
A funeral will be held 11 a.m. Friday in the Miles-Odum Funeral Home Chapel.
Entombment will follow in the Greenlawn Mausoleum.
Members of Central Baptist Church’s Senior Adult Sunday School classes have been asked to serve as honorary pallbearers and should gather at the funeral home by 10:45 a.m. Friday.
The family will receive friends this evening from 6 until 8 o’clock at Miles-Odum Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Satilla, 808 Evergreen Way, Waycross, Ga. 31501, or to Central Baptist Church, “Operation Christmas Child,” 201 Ava St., Waycross, Ga. 31501.
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Steven H. Pressley
Steven Herman Pressley, 70, died Tuesday morning (Sept. 22, 2015) at Mayo Clinic Health System in Waycross after an extended illness.
He was born in Augusta to the late Bergan Edward and Margie Turner Pressley. He was a well-established carpenter that loved to go fishing and listen to old Rock ’n Roll music.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Frank James Pressley and George Pressley, and a sister, Alice Pressley.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Pressley, of Waycross; a daughter, Kathy Douberly (husband, Michael), of Waycross; a son, Clarence “Eddie” Pressley, of Statesboro; five grandchildren, Cheyenne Douberly, of Waycross, Casey Douberly, of Waycross, Curtis King, of Waycross, Clarence Pressley Jr., of Redbay, Ala., Destiny Pressley, of Redbay, Ala.; one brother, Clifton Pressley, of Harlem, Ga.; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Memorialization is by cremation.
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Miles-Odum Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.